Appointment Of Olukoyede As EFCC Chairman Unlawful – Bwala



Daniel Bwala, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused President Bola Tinubu of making an unlawful appointment.


Bwala said the appointment of Ola Olukoyede as the new Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is unlawful and illegal.


He spoke during an interview on Arise News on Monday.


According to Bwala, Olukoyede does not have the requisite qualifications for the office pursuant to Section 2 of the EFCC Establishment Act.


He added that President Bola Tinubu violated the EFCC Act, which requires that the person to be appointed as EFCC boss must have been a serving or retired member of any security or law enforcement agency.


Bwala stated that the new EFCC chairman must have 15 years of cognate experience in law enforcement, and must not be below the rank of assistant commissioner of police.


The PDP chieftain added that Olukoyede is a private legal practitioner and has never worked or belonged to any security or law enforcement agency as a member.


He said: “The new EFCC chairman does not have 15 years cognate experience as a law enforcement officer, and his private legal practice years cannot be equated to the rank in law enforcement. Not enough attending seminal courses as a private legal practitioner can equate to 15 years of cognate experience contemplated by section 2 of the Act.

“He only had a stint as Chief of Staff of Magu and later became the Secretary of the Commission, all of which lasted for less than six years.

“This government never cease to amaze Nigerians. Who knows, maybe he is being appointed for a mission. God help Nigeria.”